Text/authors: Guy Cools
isbn: 978-94-92095-11-4   ..  € 19,90  .. buy book


-In-depth study into the work of two of today's most influential choreographers

-How does cultural identity influence the body in contemporary dance?

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Belgian-Moroccan Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and British-Bengali Akram Khan are two of today's most prolific choreographers. Given their respective backgrounds and the practices they pursue, their artistic universes are largely built around their identity in-between dance cultures. Guy Cools who accompanied both, situates their work within the larger critical debate on the (post)modern and (post-)migrant identity. Cools details some of their iconic choreographic pieces. In-Between Dance Cultures offers a complementary view on questions of cultural identity taking the contemporary dancer’s somatic awareness and knowledge of the body as its starting point. more
Guy Cools is a dramaturge, dance critic, and curates dance events. In the 1990s he was the theatre and dance director of the Arts Center Vooruit in Ghent. He regularly gives lectures and publishes on dance and the body. He is co-editor of The Ethics of Art (with Pascal Gielen), Valiz 2014. back
In-Between Dance Cultures: The Migratory Artistic Identity of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan
Graphic design: Metahaven.. ca 244 pp.. 21 x 13,5 cm (h x w).. Paperback.. English.. In collaboration with Fontys Hogeschool Tilburg